As always, lots to do in Downtown Marion this weekend.
The Downtown Marion Market will again take place from 4 – 7 p.m. on West Center between Main & Prospect Sts. And although I was sooooo gullible and believed the weathermen, this week does truly look to be a beautiful evening in the mid-70s! One of the really neat things about the Market is that although most of the same vendor are there every week, it also evolves throughout the season with different vegetables, flowers, artists and crafters.
If you are heading to Relay for Life, up to the Lakes, or just don’t feel like spending too much time in the kitchen, stop by and pick up a dozen donuts for breakfast, fry pies or moon pies make great pick-me-ups, full pies top off a summer BBQ in style (and we have a plethora of fabulous pies), there’s nothing like a sandwich on homemade bread … oh, and we have lots of healthy stuff, too! Fresh strawberries!!! Quiche! Carrot juice! Last week we had vegetarian sandwiches!
While you are strolling the Market, don’t forget our fabulous Downtown restaurants. The Candy Shack & Cafe’ has a stand on the Market grounds and you can generally order from their menu and they’ll bring it to the Market; Baires is open 5 – 8; both Infinity and The Warehouse open at 5; and if you’d like to sit in a gorgeous setting for a cold one, drop into Circa on North Main Street.
Plus, don’t forget the low-income Senior Voucher program; and our live music will be expanding … I’ll fill you in more on that next week.
Tomorrow, on Saturday, June 15th, Steve Wygle, a National (Life) Master with the United States Chess Federation will be conducting a Simultaneous Exhibition at Charleston Place (187 West Center Street). The event will begin at 9:00 a.m. with Steve performing a 1 hour seminar. This will be followed immediately at 10:00 a.m. with him playing approximately 30 players simultaneously. Steve is a 1970 graduate of Harding and has won numerous chess championships. This is a free event to either watch or participate in … so come on down!
The movie at the Palace this week is 42 … they have a movie the next several weeks and the tickets for Oliver! are now on sale. Go to www.marionpalace.org for complete information.
We have wonderful stores in Downtown Marion, and we just got a new resale shop on South Main Street called The Clothesline … check it out. I saw some really cute stuff in there.
And, as always, where you eat shop and play matters … please do it locally!